Regardless of whether you have flexibility in your budget or you have strict spending parameters, it’s still best to choose the best quality products you can afford. Let’s face it: it’s tempting to pick up paint and other painting products for sale at a discount at that home improvement superstore in Orangeburg, Paramus or Nanuet. When you’re working on home painting in Bergen County and Rockland County, we know that every penny counts.
Here are a few reasons why we think that approach is a mistake.
First, quality paint products survive the test of time. We’ve worked primarily with Benjamin Moore paints, as well as using Sherwin Williams products. Not only do these companies’ premium paints leave a more professional finish, they also hold up over time. With the wear and tear on our walls that can occur with young children in the house, we’ve personally experienced — and seen our clients experience — the ability to wipe down walls with a wet cloth or other product and leave the walls looking as good as new.
Second, the small stores selling quality paint brands employ experts. Don’t get us wrong, there are some excellent employees in the bigger stores, but we consider the staff at our local paint stores as partners in our work. They have the longevity on the job and years of experience that make them a tremendous resource for anyone across Rockland or Bergen looking to invest their money into painting.
Last, with quality paint, less is often more. Anyone who has tackled a DIY paint job (many of our clients have gone that route previously and were very happy when they later hired us!) knows the frustration that comes when realizing another coat of paint is needed, especially when covering up a darker paint. We are able to complete jobs more efficiently — and with much better looking results — when using a higher quality product. While we very much value the opportunity to earn your business, we think it’s important you know that any reputable painter will urge you to use higher quality paint because it’ll bring the best results.
This post isn’t just about painting and power washing.
After over 30 years of owning Price-Less Painting and working with customers in Rockland County, Bergen County and beyond, one thing has become abundantly clear: Shopping local is the way to go.
Whether you’re driving the commercial corridors of Nanuet or West Nyack in New York or Paramus and Ramsey in New Jersey, the one thing you consistently see are big box stores and franchises. When you’re constantly hearing about these businesses, whether it’s weekly circulars for mega-stores in the Sunday paper or online ads for home improvement franchises, it’s easy to assume they’re the place to go for affordable painting, construction, fencing or other services.
Here’s our advice: Do some research into your established, local small businesses first.
Here are a few reasons why:
We’re not fly by night operations. Choosing a small business with an established history in Rockland and Bergen means we’re not just in it for the sale. We value our reputations and pride ourselves on delivering top notch services at reasonable prices. Those big companies often having quick turnover, meaning the person you began the job with might not be there when you have questions down the road.
We appreciate each job. We don’t have the arbitrary sales quotas you’ll see with many larger companies. That means we take the time to do the job right and ensure your satisfaction. You’re never a number to us. You’ll also have us doing the work, not just a random sub-contractor. Choosing the company with the biggest marketing budget doesn’t mean you’ll get the best results.
We’re part of your community. We’ve discussed this before, but it bears repeating. When you work with a local small business, you’re supporting local families who, like you, own homes and pay taxes in our Rockland and Bergen communities, and keep profits local. Supporting small business is key to keeping our communities strong and thriving.